The Board of Directors meets via email and before regular chapter meetings.
Board members include the
immediate past president, president, vice-president, secretary,
treasurer, and chairs of the major committees.
Officers are elected for a term of two years in November, and are
installed at the chapter's annual meeting in February, and assume
their duties immediately thereafter.
President - Acts as spokesperson for the chapter, serves as ambassador-at-large
to encourage native landscaping and protect the interests of the
Sharon Duerkop (920) 734-1419 and
Vice-President - Assists President and oversees implementation
of chapter long-range goals. OPEN
Secretary - Communicates with chapter members and documents monthly
meetings. Steve Hazell
Treasurer - Maintains records of chapter finances, prepares proposed budget, oversees budget. Angela Dodge (920) 231-7916
Past President - Carol Niendorf
Membership - Maintains membership roll and encourages growth of
the chapter. For a membership brochure, contact
Colleen McCermott (920) 235-0360
Program - Plans the program for regular meetings. Co-Chairs
Steve Massen (920) 233-5914 and
Theo Andersen (920) 766-1816
Publicity - Promotes chapter activities to the general public. Karen Gibbs (920) 231-9481 Photograph copyright © Steve Maassen
Editor - Publishes the chapter's bimonthly newsletter.
Harmon Seaver (920) 233-5820
E-mailing List Coordinator - Keeps listing up-to-date for inter chapter e-mailing.
Donna VanBuecken (920) 730-3986.
Conference Chair - Organizes the annual all-day natural landscaping conference.
Janet Wissink (920) 589-2602
Display Setup - Takes the Chapter display to events.
Dave Edwards (920) 733-3410
Hospitality - Arranges for refreshments for the networking part of each monthly educational meeting.
Sue Forbes (920) 733-8666, Tom Glawe and Esther Meyer (920) 984-3158,
Historian - Maintains records of such activities of the chapter as will be germane in future years. Rob Ryf (920) 361-0792
Librarian - Maintains technical materials related to chapter goals
Rob Ryf (920) 361-0792
Photographer - Photographically captures and preserves a record of the chapter's activities for educational, historical, and publicity purposes.
Seeds for Education - This committee of educators and general chapter members
gathers and disseminates information on grants, plants, seeds,
and programs for teachers/curricula and promotes native planting
areas and outdoor classroom curricula at schools. OPEN
Merchandise Coordinator - Orders, maintains and distributes any
promotional items made available through the chapter.
Donna VanBuecken (920) 730-3986.
Special Events - Coordinates Fox Valley Area Chapter's participation in special events throughout our membership area. Maureen Flatley (920) 722-1488.
Grants - Serves as chairperson for the chapter's "Natural Landscaping for Tomorrow" grant program. Rita Davis (920) 898-4328.
Speakers Bureau Coordinators - Point of contact for speaker representatives from the Fox Valley Area Chapter. Carol Niendorf (920) 233-4853 or Donna VanBuecken (920) 730-3986.
Webmaster - Maintains local chapter's web pages. Mark Staeven
Plant Rescue Committee - See the plant rescue page.
Fond du Lac - Randal Maurer (920) 748-7823
Green Lake - Peggy Stevens (920) 748-3989
Outagamie - Donna VanBuecken (920) 730-3986 Dig Coordinator.
Waupaca - Amy Kuehl (920) 982-0955
Winnebago - Dave Conover (920) 231-2337- Dave Peck (920) 722-0223
- Anne Ross (920) 582-4450
We welcome your help on our committees. We are especially looking
for volunteers to serve on the Program, Special Events, and Plant Rescue
The top six goals of the Fox Valley Area chapter, as identified
at a long-range planning session in March 2, 1997 are:
1. All schools in the Fox Valley area will have native planting areas and outdoor classroom curricula.
2. Chapter members will become knowledgeable about native landscaping and take plant rescue dig training.
3. There will be more visible native plantings on public and private lands.
4. Native plants and seeds will be readily available and reasonably priced and professional landscapers will recommend native plants when designing yards.
5. Wild Ones membership will increase and there will be a ready supply of strong leaders.
6. Local ordinances will encourage rather than discourage natural
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